Gangly, quick-tempered Katy always means to be beautiful and beloved and as good as an angel one day, but meanwhile her resolutions somehow get forgotten or go horribly wrong. Then one day she falls off a swing and faces possible paralysis. She begins to learn from her invalid cousin Helen.
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Susan Coolidge is the pen name of Sarah Woolsey. Born in Ohio, in 1835, to a wealthy family, she is most famous for "What Katy Did"."From AudioFile:
Katy Carr grows from a heedless girl to a responsible teen in this classic story. Narrator Laurel Lefkow brings Katy's earnest ambitions to life with a pleasant voice. She succeeds in conveying the simple sweetness of this old-fashioned family story. While modern listeners may not understand Katy's protracted illness, they will identify with her desire to endure patiently and to be a help to her family. Voices for each of Katy's five siblings are distinct, and the adult voices of her father and Aunt Izzy are equally strong. A sensitive abridgment also contributes to this fine recording. Take a step back in time with this hopeful story of family life. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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